HeavyBid goes beyond estimating by interfacing with other HCSS software, including HeavyJob, HCSS Dispatcher, and HCSS Safety.
Once you’ve submitted your bid and been awarded the job, your estimator can send all of your estimated activities, material, and labor to HeavyJob without double entry so that your project manager can easily track production and time against the budget to ensure you’re making money. While your company is working the job, HeavyBid can receive actual production and cost data from HeavyJob to improve the accuracy of future estimates and make sure your estimators aren’t stretching your crews too thin.
HeavyBid also allows the estimator to submit project schedules and crew and equipment needs requests directly to your scheduling system in HCSS Dispatcher, making resource scheduling easier and alerting your dispatcher to future scheduling needs.
HeavyBid will also help you anticipate safety needs and plan for them from the start with new integrations with HCSS Safety. Your estimator can tie safety documents such as meetings, inspections, and job hazard analyses directly to your activity codebooks based on the activities that they are bidding to take into account any extra time or money that needs to be added to the bid. Those documents will also go directly to the corresponding cost codes in HeavyJob so that your field workers are aware of any special precautions that must be taken once they’re on the job.